MINU1064 Q. Minucius (65) Q. f. L. n. Thermus

Life Dates

  • 228?, birth (Develin 1979) Expand

    Develin no. 142.

  • 187?, death - violent (Broughton MRR I) Expand

    Killed 188 or 187. Liv. 38.44.11-47.1, cf. 37.55.7. See also Ryan RPRS.


father of
? Q. Minucius (24, cf. 23) Q. f. (pr. c. 164) (Brennan 2000)
? L. Minucius (15, 63) Thermus (son of? Q. Minucius (65) Q. f. L. n. Thermus (cos. 193)) (Zmeskal 2009)


  • Tribunus Militum 202 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Münzer (RE) accepts the part played by this Tribune in the African campaign even though the evidence of Appian is often unreliable (see also De Sanctis 3.2.601ff.). (Broughton MRR I)
    • Served under Scipio in Africa (App. Lib. 36; cf. Frontin. Str. 1.8.10). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Tribunus Plebis 201 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Opposed Lentulus' desire for the province of Africa (Liv. 30.40.9-16), and carried a plebiscite confirming peace with Carthage (30.43.2-3; cf. Polyb. 15.18-19; Dio fr. 57.82-83; Zon. 9.14; see Promagistrates, on Scipio). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Aedilis Curulis 198 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 32.27.8. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Triumvir Coloniis Deducendis 197 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Were commissioned for three years to settle colonies at the mouths of the Volturnus and the Liternus, at Puteoli, Castrum Salerni, and Buxentum (Liv. 32.29.3-4; cf. 34.45.2; Vell. 1.15.2). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Praetor 196 Hispania Citerior (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Election Liv. 33.24.2 Provinces and armies 33.26.1-4, and 43.7-8. (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 730 (Brennan 2000)
  • Triumphator 195 (Rich 2014) Expand
    • Triumph ex Hispania Citeriore. MRR I.341, Itgenshorst no. 171, Rich no. 170. (Rich 2014)
  • Promagistrate 195 Hispania Citerior (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Proconsul (?) in Hither Spain (Act. Tr. Cap.: pr[ocos- - -], and Tol.: p[rocos-], Degrassi 78f., 338f., 552). After a success at Turda, he returned to celebrate a triumph (Liv. 33.44.4-5; 34.10.5-7; Act. Tr. Cap. and Tol..). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Triumvir Coloniis Deducendis 194 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • See 197, Special Commissions. In this, the last year of the three year term of these commissioners, are mentioned the colonies authorized{346} in 197, Puteoli, Volturnum, Liternum, Salernum, Buxentum (Liv. 34.45.1-2). On Puteoli, see also CIL 1.2.698. On all the colonies, see Jerome, Chr. ad ann. 191, p. 136 Helm. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Consul 193 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Nep. Hann. 8.1; Liv. 34.54.1; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 48f., 121, 454f.; Chr. 354; Fast. Hyd.; Chr. Pasc.; and on Minucius, Frontin. Str. 1.5.16. Merula was assigned the Gallic province and made war on the Boii (Liv. 34.55.6, and 56.12-13; 35.4-5, and 6.5-9), but was refused a triumph (Liv. 35.8). Minucius campaigned against the Ligurians, using Pisa as a base, but with little success (Liv. 34.55.6, and 56.3-7; 35.3.1-6, and 6.1-4, and 11.1-13; cf. FOR 1.167-169; Frontin. Str. 1.5.16; Oros. 4.20.17). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Promagistrate 192 Liguria (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • His command extended for a year, he won a victory over the Ligurians near Pisa (Liv. 35.20.6; 35.21.7-11). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Promagistrate 191 Liguria (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Proconsul in Liguria (Liv. 36.38.1-4, and 40.2). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Promagistrate 190 Liguria (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Proconsul in Liguria (see 191, Promagistrates). Instructed by the Senate to give over his army to Scipio Nasica (Liv. 37.2.5), and denied a triumph upon his return (37.46.1-2). See Grueber, CRRBM 2.302; Cesano, Stud. Num. 1.181f. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Ambassador) 189 Asia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Though Willems is compelled to admit that this embassy consists in any case of an unusual proportion of senior members of the Senate, he attempts to fit it to his regular pattern (Sénat 2.506) by claiming: 1. that Aemilius Paullus was not the famous member of the family (but see above, note 3); 2. that Lentulus was not the Pr. of 203 but another, the Cos. of 162 (who was too young and whose career, as Münzer has shown, RE no. 214, he has reported incorrectly, Sénat 1.347, no. 216); and 3. that Aelius Tubero was not the Pr. of 201 but someone otherwise unknown. Münzer suggests that Lentulus{365} is a mistake for Cethegus, Pr. 185 and Cos. 181, and since the two men are confused in Liv. 40.18.1 this remains a possibility. However it is unnecessary, for with the identification of Aemilius Paullus the commission is seen to consist of eight consulars or praetorians, and evidently may have consisted wholly of men of curule rank. Therefore in spite of the disarangement of the two final names it seems preferable to identify Lentulus with the Praetor of 203 and Tubero with the Praetor of 201. As we know the names of only three senatorial commissions of ten men during this period and possess the complete list of only this one, the basis for Willems' generalization regarding the pattern remains rather tenuous. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Appian (Syr. 39) mistakenly calls Thermus a {Gr}. (Broughton MRR I)
    • An embassy of ten members sent to assist Manlius Vulso in implementing the treaty with Antiochus and in completing the settlement of Asia Minor (Liv. 37.55.7; 38.38.1, and 40.1, and 44.9-47, and 54.6; cf. Polyb. 21.24.9, and 16.17; see 188, Legates). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Ambassador) 188 Asia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • The ten Legates assisted Manlius in concluding the treaty with Antiochus and the settlement of Asia Minor, and returned with him (Polyb. 21.4-45; 22.5; Liv. 38.38-40, and 45-46). (Broughton MRR I)
    • He was sent along with L. Manlius to King Antiochus to exact the oath ratifying the treaty (Polyb. 21.43.1-2; Liv. 38.39.1; App. Syr. 39, a Tribune of the Soldiers ?). Killed while returning with Manlius through Thrace (Liv. 38.41.3, 46.7, and 49.8). (Broughton MRR I)